Scots scorers in UEFA Finals

1937 Junior International

Rangers v Blairgowrie

Moore v Moore

Q Robert Boag is "looking for the score and goal scorers of a Junior International between Scotland and England on October 30th 1937."

A Scotland won 2-1 at Tynecastle on that date. Both Scotland goals came from George Wilson of Bridgeton Waverley who later played for Clyde. Scotland were captained by teenager Norman Corbett of Musselburgh Athletic. (thanks to Forrest Robertson for confirming date, venue and result)

Q Robert is also "looking for the date and score of a Scottish Cup Tie game between Rangers and Blairgowrie; circa 1930's."

A The game in question was a first round tie at Ibrox on January 20th 1934. Rangers - 5-0 up at half-time - won the match 14-2! Jimmy Fleming scored NINE of the Rangers goals. Venters and Marshall both with two and Nicholson completed the scoring while Fleckie and Lynch were Blairgowrie's marksmen.

This game is often cited as Rangers record victory - in Rothmans for instance. Yet they defeated Whitehill by exactly the same score in a second round Scottish Cup tie on September 29th 1883. In any case Rangers have recorded 13-0 Scottish Cup victories on three occasions.

Q Martin Brand asks: "Was Vinny Moore ex Albion Rovers related to Allan Moore ex Partick Thistle?"

A In a word - no.

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Q Alan Jennings says: "Henrik Larsson's goals in the UEFA Cup Final were the first by a non-Scot for a Scottish club but which Scots have scored in European finals?"

A Alex Scott was the first in 1961 for Rangers in the ECWC. Then came John White for Spurs in the same competition in 1963 before the historic European Cup-winning goals from Tommy Gemmell and Stevie Chalmers of Celtic in 1967.

When Newcastle won the Fairs Cup in 1969, they were aided by three from Bobby Moncur (two in one leg, one in the other) and one from Jim Scott. Tommy Gemmell scored again in the European Cup Final in 1970. In the same year Eddie Kelly scored for Arsenal in the Fairs Cup Final.

1972 saw goals in two Finals. Two from Willie Johnston and one from Colin Stein for Rangers in the CWC and one from Jim McCalliog of Wolves in the first UEFA Cup Final. There was a gap of six years until 1978 and Kenny Dalglish's European Cup-winning goal for Liverpool. John Robertson did the same for Nottingham Forest in 1980 and in 1981 John Wark scored once in each leg of Ipswich's UEFA Cup victory.

After that came the Aberdeen pair of Eric Black and John Hewitt in the 1983 ECWC then another Scots pair in Andy Gray and Graeme Sharp in the same competition in 1985. John Clark scored in the home leg of Dundee United's UEFA Cup Final in 1987 and he remained the last Scot to score in a European final for 14 years until Gary McAllister scored for Liverpool in the UEFA Cup in 2001.

All told that's 24 goals from 19 players. Tommy Gemmell is the only Scot to have scored in two Finals. Alex and Jim Scott are the only Scottish brothers to score in European Finals. Alex Scott, Tommy Gemmell (1970) Jim McCalliog and John Clark all scored for the losing team. Kelly, Hewitt and Clark are the only non-intenationalists to score.

Top scorer is Moncur with three. All the more remarkable as they were the only goals he scored that season. In fact he scored as many goals in the two legs of that Final as he did in eleven League seasons at Newcastle!